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Colorado

114
Incidents

2
Fatalities

57
Injuries

$37.3M
Property Damages

72
Gas Incidents

42
Hazardous Liquid Incidents

Read the Colorado Pipeline profile from the US DOT

Pipeline Incidents by Cause

'86

1986

5 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 20%

Incorrect Operation : 20%

Excavation Damage : 40%

All Other Causes : 20%

'87

1987

10 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 20%

Excavation Damage : 30%

Corrosion : 10%

All Other Causes : 40%

'88

1988

9 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 22%

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 22%

Excavation Damage : 22%

All Other Causes : 33%

'89

1989

3 incidents. Causes:

Incorrect Operation : 33%

Excavation Damage : 33%

Corrosion : 33%

'90

1990

3 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 33%

Excavation Damage : 67%

'91

1991

3 incidents. Causes:

Incorrect Operation : 33%

Excavation Damage : 67%

'92

1992

6 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 17%

Natural Force Damage : 17%

Excavation Damage : 50%

All Other Causes : 17%

'93

1993

6 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure: 17%

Incorrect Operation : 17%

Excavation Damage : 33%

All Other Causes : 33%

'94

1994

5 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 20%

Excavation Damage : 20%

All Other Causes : 60%

'95

1995

2 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 50%

All Other Causes : 50%

'96

1996

2 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 100%

'97

1997

4 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 25%

All Other Causes : 75%

'98

1998

3 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 67%

All Other Causes : 33%

'99

1999

3 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 67%

Excavation Damage : 33%

'00

2000

2 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 50%

All Other Causes : 50%

'01

2001

6 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 17%

Incorrect Operation : 17%

Excavation Damage : 67%

'02

2002

3 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 33%

Excavation Damage : 67%

'03

2003

3 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure: 100%

'04

2004

5 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 40%

Excavation Damage : 40%

All Other Causes : 20%

'05

2005

3 incidents. Causes:

Incorrect Operation : 33%

Excavation Damage : 67%

'06

2006

5 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure: 40%

Excavation Damage : 20%

All Other Causes : 40%

'07

2007

9 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 22%

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 33%

Excavation Damage : 22%

All Other Causes : 22%

'08

2008

3 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 67%

All Other Causes : 33%

'09

2009

4 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 25%

Incorrect Operation : 50%

Excavation Damage : 25%

'10

2010

5 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure: 40%

Incorrect Operation : 20%

Excavation Damage : 20%

Corrosion : 20%

'11

2011

2 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 100%

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More on this Data

The map displays only "significant incidents," defined by PHMSA, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, as those that caused either a death or serious injury, cost more than $50,000, released more than 50 barrels of liquid, or caused a fire or explosion (see the official definition here). It includes incidents through Sept. 28, 2012. Many incidents lack sufficient location data and do not appear on the map.
Source: PHMSA

Date Operator Fatalities Injuries Property Damage Cause
Jan. 6, 1986 Wyco Pipe Line Co 0 0 $102K Third Party Excavation Damage
Feb. 13, 1986 Rocky Mountain Natural Gas Co Inc 0 1 $179K Temperature
March 27, 1986 Rocky Mountain Natural Gas Co Inc 0 2 $0 Unspecified Incorrect Operation
April 21, 1986 Rocky Mountain Natural Gas Co Inc 1 3 $10.7K Miscellaneous Cause
Sept. 8, 1986 Wyco Pipe Line Co 0 0 $3,574 Third Party Excavation Damage
Jan. 30, 1987 Colorado Springs, City Of 0 2 $76.6K External Corrosion
Feb. 6, 1987 Colorado Springs, City Of 0 1 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Feb. 8, 1987 Wyco Pipe Line Co 0 0 $0 Malfunction Of Control/Relief Equipment
June 29, 1987 Mid America Pipeline Co (Mapco) 0 0 $879 Unspecified Excavation Damage
July 27, 1987 Conoco Inc (Aka Conoco Pipe Line) 0 0 $1,741 Third Party Excavation Damage
Sept. 18, 1987 Mid America Pipeline Co (Mapco) 0 0 $230K Third Party Excavation Damage
Oct. 2, 1987 Conoco Inc (Aka Conoco Pipe Line) 0 0 $14.3K Miscellaneous Cause
Nov. 1, 1987 Conoco Inc (Aka Conoco Pipe Line) 0 0 $55.7K Miscellaneous Cause
Dec. 14, 1987 Phillips Pipe Line Co 0 0 $818 Miscellaneous Cause
Dec. 14, 1987 Public Service Co Of Colorado 0 0 $178K Unspecified Mat'l/Weld/Equip Failure
Feb. 8, 1988 Natural Gas Pipeline Co Of America (Kmi) 0 0 $144K Third Party Excavation Damage
Feb. 8, 1988 Northwest Pipeline Corp (Wgp) 0 0 $147K Unspecified Natural Force Damage
April 2, 1988 Phillips Pipe Line Co 0 0 $30.9K Unspecified Weld
June 1, 1988 Public Service Co Of Colorado 0 2 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
June 24, 1988 Public Service Co Of Colorado 0 0 $338K Unspecified Mat'l/Weld/Equip Failure
Aug. 4, 1988 Wyco Pipe Line Co 0 2 $25.3K Miscellaneous Cause
Oct. 9, 1988 Conoco Inc (Aka Conoco Pipe Line) 0 0 $16 Miscellaneous Cause
Nov. 1, 1988 Conoco Inc (Aka Conoco Pipe Line) 0 0 $5,065 Miscellaneous Cause
Dec. 27, 1988 Public Service Co Of Colorado 0 2 $84.4K Earth Movement
Feb. 15, 1989 Public Service Co Of Colorado 0 1 $488K Unspecified Incorrect Operation
March 2, 1989 El Paso Natural Gas Co 0 0 $543K Internal Corrosion
March 13, 1989 Phillips Pipe Line Co 0 0 $52K Operator/Contractor Excavation Damage
May 23, 1990 Phillips Pipe Line Co 0 0 $13.8K Unspecified Pipe Body Or Seam
Aug. 16, 1990 Wyco Pipe Line Co 0 0 $141K Third Party Excavation Damage
Aug. 21, 1990 Public Service Co Of Colorado 0 1 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
March 14, 1991 Black Hills Energy 0 1 $151K Third Party Excavation Damage
April 12, 1991 Wyco Pipe Line Co 0 0 $60.4K Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Nov. 27, 1991 Colorado Springs, City Of 0 1 $110K Third Party Excavation Damage
April 11, 1992 Colorado Springs, City Of 0 0 $737K Unspecified Outside Force Damage
Aug. 3, 1992 Public Service Co Of Colorado 0 1 $0 Earth Movement
Aug. 18, 1992 Public Service Co Of Colorado 0 1 $0 Operator/Contractor Excavation Damage
Sept. 22, 1992 Public Service Co Of Colorado 0 1 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
Nov. 28, 1992 Wyco Pipe Line Co 0 0 $442 Miscellaneous Cause
Dec. 3, 1992 Phillips Pipe Line Co 0 6 $176K Operator/Contractor Excavation Damage
March 27, 1993 Wyco Pipe Line Co 0 0 $86.4K Unspecified Incorrect Operation
May 2, 1993 Northwest Pipeline Corp (Wgp) 0 0 $527K Unspecified Mat'l/Weld/Equip Failure
Aug. 5, 1993 Rocky Mountain Natural Gas Co Inc 0 0 $1.34M Miscellaneous Cause
Oct. 28, 1993 Chase Transportation Co 0 0 $7,203 Third Party Excavation Damage
Nov. 2, 1993 Public Service Co Of Colorado 0 0 $108K Third Party Excavation Damage
Dec. 19, 1993 Wyco Pipe Line Co 0 0 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Jan. 18, 1994 Phillips Pipe Line Co 0 0 $4,231 Miscellaneous Cause
Feb. 3, 1994 Atmos Energy Corporation Colorado/Kansas 0 7 $2.12M Third Party Excavation Damage
May 2, 1994 Phillips Gas Pipeline Co 0 0 $2,496 Malfunction Of Control/Relief Equipment
Sept. 26, 1994 Public Service Co Of Colorado 0 0 $176K Miscellaneous Cause
Dec. 20, 1994 Colorado Interstate Gas Co 0 0 $659K Miscellaneous Cause
March 13, 1995 Public Service Co Of Colorado 0 0 $2.07M Third Party Excavation Damage
June 16, 1995 Young Gas Storage Company., Ltd. 0 1 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
March 13, 1996 Colorado Springs, City Of 0 1 $271K Third Party Excavation Damage
Oct. 8, 1996 Phillips Pipe Line Co 0 0 $66.4K Third Party Excavation Damage
June 3, 1997 Public Service Co Of Colorado 0 1 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
July 5, 1997 Westtex 66 Pipeline Co 0 1 $79.9K Third Party Excavation Damage
July 26, 1997 Colorado Springs, City Of 0 0 $240K Miscellaneous Cause
Aug. 24, 1997 Colorado Springs, City Of 0 0 $333K Miscellaneous Cause
May 28, 1998 Nustar Pipeline Operating Partnership L.P. 0 0 $395K Third Party Excavation Damage
June 15, 1998 Peoples Natural Gas Co 0 0 $263K Miscellaneous Cause
Aug. 18, 1998 Public Service Co Of Colorado 0 0 $395K Third Party Excavation Damage
May 3, 1999 Public Service Co Of Colorado 0 1 $162K Unspecified Mat'l/Weld/Equip Failure
Dec. 20, 1999 Sourcegas Llc 0 1 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
Dec. 28, 1999 Conoco Inc (Aka Conoco Pipe Line) 0 0 $143K Unspecified Weld
June 2, 2000 Phillips Pipe Line Co 0 0 $223K Unspecified Weld
Nov. 20, 2000 Transcolorado Pipeline Company 0 0 $117K Miscellaneous Cause
Jan. 31, 2001 Public Service Co Of Colorado 0 0 $124K Third Party Excavation Damage
Feb. 19, 2001 Public Service Co Of Colorado 0 0 $448K Third Party Excavation Damage
March 28, 2001 Dominion Peoples 0 0 $174K Third Party Excavation Damage
May 21, 2001 Kinder Morgan Energy Partners 0 0 $99.5K Third Party Excavation Damage
Sept. 25, 2001 Colorado Springs, City Of 0 2 $0 Unspecified Mat'l/Weld/Equip Failure
Oct. 16, 2001 Phillips Pipe Line Co 0 0 $1,866 Unspecified Incorrect Operation
June 29, 2002 Nustar Logistics, L.P. 0 0 $66K Threaded Connection/Coupling Failure
Sept. 20, 2002 Sourcegas Llc 0 0 $4.28M Third Party Excavation Damage
Nov. 5, 2002 Public Service Co Of Colorado 0 0 $367K Operator/Contractor Excavation Damage
March 23, 2003 Colorado Interstate Gas Co 0 0 $1.02M Fillet Weld
July 4, 2003 Colorado Interstate Gas Co 0 0 $265K Joint/Fitting/Component
Dec. 7, 2003 Nustar Pipeline Operating Partnership L.P. 0 0 $91.4K Joint/Fitting/Component
Feb. 17, 2004 Sourcegas Llc 0 0 $1.19M Miscellaneous Cause
Sept. 28, 2004 Public Service Co Of Colorado 0 0 $101K Third Party Excavation Damage
Nov. 16, 2004 Rocky Mountain Natural Gas Co Inc 0 1 $84.7K Operator/Contractor Excavation Damage
Nov. 22, 2004 Phillips 66 Pipeline Llc 0 0 $220K Pipe Seam
Dec. 12, 2004 Transcolorado Pipeline Company 0 0 $297K Malfunction Of Control/Relief Equipment
Aug. 25, 2005 Colorado Natural Gas Inc. 0 0 $293K Third Party Excavation Damage
Oct. 25, 2005 Public Service Co Of Colorado 0 1 $117 Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Nov. 25, 2005 Chevron Pipe Line Co 0 0 $634K Third Party Excavation Damage
Jan. 20, 2006 Colorado Interstate Gas Co 0 0 $638K Environmental Cracking Related
March 5, 2006 Rocky Mountain Pipeline System, Llc 0 0 $282K Miscellaneous Cause
March 21, 2006 Phillips 66 Pipeline Llc 0 0 $2,818 Threaded Connection/Coupling Failure
March 30, 2006 Public Service Co Of Colorado 0 0 $1.66M Miscellaneous Cause
Oct. 30, 2006 Rocky Mountain Pipeline System, Llc 0 0 $201K Third Party Excavation Damage
Jan. 11, 2007 Public Service Co Of Colorado 0 0 $769K Earth Movement
Jan. 20, 2007 Public Service Co Of Colorado 0 0 $218K Joint/Fitting/Component
Jan. 21, 2007 Kinder Morgan Co2 Co. Lp 0 0 $937 Butt Weld
Jan. 29, 2007 Chevron Pipe Line Co 0 0 $76.5K Miscellaneous Cause
Feb. 2, 2007 Colorado Natural Gas Inc. 0 0 $380K Joint/Fitting/Component
Aug. 13, 2007 Public Service Co Of Colorado 0 0 $448K Third Party Excavation Damage
Aug. 28, 2007 Suncor Energy (U.S.A.) Pipeline Company 0 0 $106K Heavy Rains/Floods
Sept. 16, 2007 Colorado Interstate Gas Co 0 0 $2.4M Miscellaneous Cause
Oct. 8, 2007 Public Service Co Of Colorado 0 0 $213K Third Party Excavation Damage
May 6, 2008 Public Service Co Of Colorado 0 0 $209K Miscellaneous Cause
Nov. 13, 2008 Public Service Co Of Colorado 1 7 $262K Third Party Excavation Damage
Dec. 11, 2008 Enterprise Products Operating Llc 0 0 $160K Third Party Excavation Damage
March 18, 2009 Enterprise Products Operating Llc 0 0 $228K Threaded Connection/Coupling Failure
Aug. 8, 2009 Public Service Co Of Colorado 0 0 $309K Third Party Excavation Damage
Sept. 16, 2009 Public Service Co Of Colorado 0 1 $51 Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Dec. 11, 2009 Public Service Co Of Colorado 0 1 $205K Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Feb. 16, 2010 Public Service Co Of Colorado 0 0 $202K Operator/Contractor Excavation Damage
June 29, 2010 Public Service Co Of Colorado 0 0 $959K External Corrosion
Oct. 4, 2010 Walden, Town Of 0 1 $7,330 Damage By Operator Or Operator's Contractor
Dec. 2, 2010 Colorado Interstate Gas Co 0 0 $177K Manufacturing Related
Dec. 12, 2010 Colorado Interstate Gas Co 0 0 $2.68M Failure Of Equipment Body
April 7, 2011 Public Service Co Of Colorado 0 1 $502K Third Party Excavation Damage
June 13, 2011 Public Service Co Of Colorado 0 1 $406K Third Party Excavation Damage